Information for our current patients and prospective patients

We proudly serve children and young adults in Chicagoland and the Western Suburbs. Keeping newborns, infants, toddlers and young adults healthy and safe is our major goal. On this page parents of our current clinic patients will find helpful information for sick days. You will also find useful information regarding normal childhood development. Further down is a guide to immunizations that your child will need at different ages.

Healthy Child

Healthy Child

New and prospective patients will find a list of the services we provide and how we can be reached to schedule a clinic appointment. 

If you are a current patient of our clinic, please refer to the following information. If you are looking to join our clinic, feel free to browse our clinic guidance. However, you will need to have been seen in the clinic in order for us to provide the most appropriate guidance for your child.

Useful information for your sick child

Below you will find limited clinical guidance for common medical conditions that your child may have. Remember to call and schedule an appointment if you have any questions or concerns.

My child has a Fever

A fever is a temperature of 100.4F or higher. Temperature is most accurately measured rectally in children less than 1 year old and orally in children ages 1 year and older.

Read this important dosing information for Tylenol and Motrin. Please ensure that you have discussed proper indications, ages and doses with Dr. Akin prior to giving your child any medication. 

If your child is less than 6 months old, do not give him/her Motrin or ibuprofen. 

Click on this Tylenol and Motrin dosing chart to find useful information which you can print out and keep for future reference.

Ouch! Sick Child

Ouch! Sick Child

My child may have had an Accidental ingestion or poisoning

If you are unsure whether your child has ingested something potentially harmful, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 immediately. If possible have the medication or substance available at the time of the call. Call 911 if your child has breathing problems or is not responsive.

My child has Asthma

How is my child’s asthma doing?

Below is a useful asthma action plan which can help you determine control of your child’s asthma.

Click on a category to see how well asthma symptoms are controlled.

How do I reach you for After-Hours Calls

Teen Health

Night time, weekends, and holidays: After office hours calls should be made only for emergent situations that cannot wait until morning. Call our clinic line at 630.929.3009. and listen to the prompts.

Please Have The Following Information Available When You Call About A Sick Child:

  • Your child’s main symptoms
  • Any chronic disease or health problem your child has
  • Your child’s temperature: A rectal temperature is needed if your child is younger than 12 months.
Also include:
  • Your child’s approximate weight
  • The names/dosages of any medicines your child is taking
  • Your pharmacy’s location or telephone number
  • Your questions (it is a good idea to have them written down).

Always have a pen and paper to take down instructions and have your child nearby in case you need to check something about his or her condition.

Four easy ways to reach us

Contact Us

1. Stop by in person to our Downers Grove clinic, Monday and Tuesday: 8:30am-4pm; Wednesday and Friday: 9am-1pm; Thursday: 8:30am-5pm; or on Saturday by appointment only. 

2. You can also contact us during office hours by calling 630.929.3009. After hours: for urgent questions you can reach the pediatrician by calling our clinic number. Listen to the prompts and leave a message. You will be called back shortly. 

3. For non-urgent calls you can also send us a message via our patient portal.

4. Connect with us on FaceBook:

Normal growth and development

Do you ever wonder if your child’s development is normal or behind? We encourage our current patients to read more about how their child is expected to grow and develop. Please click on each link below to open a guide to see what your child’s development at various ages should be.

Developmental Milestones- 1 Month 

Developmental Milestones- 3 Months 

Developmental Milestones- 7 Months 

Developmental Milestones- 12 Months

Developmental Milestones- 2 Year Old

Developmental Milestones- 3 to 4 Year Old

Developmental Milestones- 4 to 5 Year Old

Balance! helps children and adolescents achieve and maintain their optimal weight by developing lifelong healthy habits through weight maintenance and weight loss services.

Teen Health

Teen Health

Teens have health issues that are peculiar to them. The physician will discuss teen health concerns directly with your child. We encourage your child to share these concerns with you so we can address them as a team.

New Patients

Cute Baby

New patients are welcome and we try to make sure we have similar methods and philosophies in order to provide your child the best healthcare available. We want you to be comfortable with the healthcare services we provide in a courteous and respectful manner, and partner with you for the best interest of your child. Some things are important to us:

Immunization: We follow routine recommended CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics immunization schedule.

Respect of time: We know how busy you are and respect the time you take to keep your child healthy. We expect the same respect from you. Scheduling an appointment means we keep that slot for your child If you don’t keep your appointment a fee will be incurred. If this is a recurring problem, we may not be able to continue providing services to your family.

Patient portal: We use our patient portal for most interactions and communication, including forms, non-urgent messages, billing, etc. This helps reduce missed or inaccurate messages.

Insurance plans: Think of your health insurance plan as the mode of payment for your visit each time your child receives care from us. Ensure that we accept your health insurance plan prior to coming in for your appointment. Click on this link to find a list of health insurance companies and plans that we are contracted with. If your health insurance plan is not listed, please search under Pediatric and Adolescent Healthy Lifestyle Center or Dr. Morounkeji Akin-Olugbemi. We are signed up with new plans frequently.

If you do not have any health insurance coverage at this time, we can still help. Just call and let us know at the time you set up the appointment.

Communication: You can reach us at any time via several modalities. During office hours, call and speak with our staff, or leave a message and someone will get back to you soon. After hours for urgent call, you can reach the physician by calling our office number and listening to the prompts. For non-urgent issues, you can send a message by patient portal. You can also call our back up phone line if needed.

Find a list of some services we offer.

  1. Pediatric Well Child Visits
  2. Immunizations
  3. Routine physical examinations
  4. School Physicals
  5. Sick Visits
  6. ADHD Evaluation and Treatment
  7. Asthma treatment and Prevention
  8. Hearing Screening
  9. Nutritional Counseling
  10. Weight Loss for Children and young adults

    Forms: Find below a New Patient Packet. You may download, complete this form and bring to your first clinic appointment.

    Balance Pediatrics New patient form 2017

Call our 24 hour number: (630)929-3009 for an appointment today.